Capt. Brad Shepherd (Ret.)
Brad is the Chief Executive Officer of Warriors Rest Foundation. Warrior’s Rest Foundation is a 501(c)3, tax exempt nonprofit that serves to build peer support teams for agencies that do not have peer support teams. Brad is a retired Captain from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) after 25 years. Brad served as a Commander over the Troop J Field troop, Command over the OHP’s Officer Assistance Program, as well as Commander over the Emergency Services Unit for the OHP. Brad had many assignments in his 25-year career that included Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security as Infrastructure Protection Coordinator, Supervisor in the Criminal Interdiction unit and full-time bomb technician in the bomb squad unit as well as both additional duty and full-time assignments with the tactical team. Brad has served in the OHP’s Officer Assistance Program as a trained CISM peer for 10 years and was the Coordinator of the Officer Assistance program for 3 years. Brad was at one time an adjunct instructor through Louisiana State University to teach agencies all over the nation. Brad is a very experienced presenter and instructor in a variety of disciplines. Brad is a Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) approved instructor through International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF).